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  1. Clay sculpture: life and portrait
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexandra Harley
    Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and Rodin and learn how to capture the human figure, both physically and emotionally, on this fascinating practical sculpting course. You will work from a life model to develop your own clay sculpture of the human form.
    Full fee £549.00 Senior fee £439.00 Concession £357.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  2. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative pathway
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ana Wellbrook
    The Application Process for this course has now closed.







    You will need to have completed a level 3 certificate in counselling skills course (minimum 145GLH) within the last three years to be eligible to apply. This two-year course awarded by Skills Education Group Awards (SEG) qualifies you to practise as a counsellor.



    The course fee is £2225, plus an upfront fee of £2574 payable at the time of your enrolment.



    If you are unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    If you are unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Information, Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 0203 443 9549 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk



    For more information, please call Psychology, Counselling & Personal Development on 020 4582 0403.
    Full fee £4,799.00 Senior fee £4,799.00 Concession £4,799.00
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  3. Pottery: evening course
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trish Spence
    For those with previous experience who want to work towards their own goals, or for beginners who want to learn hand-building and throwing processes. We will also cover glazing and surface decoration.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £479.00 Concession £389.00
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  4. Carving in wood
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexandra Harley
    Have you ever fancied having a go at sculpting in wood? Or perhaps you are experienced at it but would like expert guidance to develop your ideas? This comprehensive course encourages wood carvers of all levels to bring along their ideas and see how they can be developed. You will be taught how to make models of your designs, upscale and transpose these, and use professional carving tools to produce beautiful pieces in wood.
    Full fee £529.00 Senior fee £423.00 Concession £344.00
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    100% of 100
  5. City Lit ceramics portfolio
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Cooper, Ruth Franklin
    Attending two days a week, you will develop your ceramic techniques and drawing skills to build a portfolio of 2D and 3D work. Focus on the development of your personal ideas within a structure of varied projects, which could lead onto study in further and higher education. Some materials are included.



    NOTE: Applications will be reviewed in May 2024.
    Full fee £3,699.00 Senior fee £2,959.00 Concession £2,404.00
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  6. Carving in wood or stone
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Belinda Edwards
    Get inspired by trying carving techniques in stone or wood and create your own small carving in wood and stone. Suitable for anyone from beginners to experienced carvers. This course will explore the characteristics of wood and stone, lead you through the steps of design and carving, encourage you to explore and develop your ideas, and try more experimental techniques.
    Full fee £529.00 Senior fee £423.00 Concession £344.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  7. Level 3 certificate in IT user skills (ICDL Advanced)
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Do you want to know you can work to an outstanding level in any work environment requiring expertise in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access? Do you want a qualification to prove these skills? The Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) will give you exceptional proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software, and will improve your productivity in using IT. You will gain all the skills you need to work at the highest level in an office environment. The Advanced Learner Loan is available for this course.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here





    The course fee is £1200. If you are unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £200 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Universal Skills on (telephone temporarily unavailable).



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £1,200.00 Senior fee £1,200.00 Concession £1,200.00
  8. Foundation diploma in art and design
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Multiple
    The UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at City Lit is an exciting and challenging multi-disciplinary art, design, craft and media programme. It is designed to give you the best possible introduction to a wide range of materials, techniques and processes, and to support you in identifying and developing your creative interests and thinking. Validated by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body, it is an internationally recognised qualification with a UCAS tariff that enables you to apply directly to University.



    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here





    The course fee is £5421, plus an upfront fee of £100 payable at the time of your enrolment.



    If you are unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    If you are unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Information, Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 0203 443 9549 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk



    For more information, please call Advanced Practice on .
    Full fee £5,521.00 Senior fee £5,521.00 Concession £5,521.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  9. French DALF C1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Ce cours de niveau avancé vous prépare pour les examens en juin 2025 au 'Diplôme approfondi en langue française' (DALF), niveau C1. Vous pouvez arranger un interview. Pour cela, contacter languages : languages@citylit.ac.uk







    Les frais d'examens ne sont pas inclus dans le prix. Possibilité de paiement en plusieurs versements.











    Voici les dates des trimestres:







    Term 1: 17/09/2024-03/12/2024







    Term 2: 14/01/2025-08/04/2025







    Term 3: 29/04/2025- 10/06/2025.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £869.00 Senior fee £869.00 Concession £565.00
  10. City Lit basketry course: advanced
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Page
    For learners experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques, this is a new course to build develop your skills. You will be introduced to some new techniques and emphasis will be placed on self directed study and developing a personal portfolio of work. This course is suitable for those experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques and who have completed the City Lit basketry course or have equivalent skills. These will be discussed at a pre-enrolment interview.
    Full fee £1,649.00 Senior fee £1,319.00 Concession £1,154.00
  11. Acting Diploma (Level 3)
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jayne Denny, Vernon Thompson
    An exciting and rigorous one-year part-time training in the core disciplines of acting. Taught by industry professionals, this course will build your craft as an actor and is ideal for anyone intending to enter full time training at drama school.



    The course fee is £2225, plus an upfront fee of £725 payable at the time of your enrolment.



    If you are unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost. The Advanced Learning Loan is written off on completion of a Higher Education degree course. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    If you are unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Information, Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 0203 443 9549 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk



    For more information, please call Drama, Dance & Speech on 020 4582 0413.
    Full fee £2,950.00 Senior fee £2,950.00 Concession £2,950.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Italian A Level
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francesco Bucciol
    An opportunity to gain an A-level qualification in one year. You will study topics on the society, history and culture of contemporary Italy and will develop relevant exam skills. Suitable if you have studied Italian for about five years. The course fee includes non-refundable exam costs payable in advance and is payable in instalments.







    IMPORTANT:







    This course will be delivered online. However, a mock exam will take place in February 2025 at our central London college. You will therefore need to make sure that you make the necessary arrangements so that you can attend. The exact date will be posted when the mock exam has been set up.







    The official exams will also take place at our Covent Garden college during the months of May and June (exact dates to be confirmed). Please note that the end date of the course may change depending on when the official exams are scheduled.







    * Please note that, subject to government guidance, we might need to implement a contingency plan to be followed in the event of exam cancellations.







    **City Lit is an adult education college, so we are only able to accept candidates who are aged 19 or over. Please email languages@citylit.ac.uk for more information and/or to book an interview. Please be aware that the interview will take approximately 1 hour.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £1,274.00 Senior fee £1,274.00 Concession £889.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
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